"Creta Iovis Magni, Medio Jacet Insula Ponto", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
A handsome map of ancient Crete based on the map by Ortelius that he compiled from classical and contemporary sources. The mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur is located near present-day Gournia. The map is decorated with a variety of ships, a sea monster, two compass roses and three strapwork cartouches. Dutch text on verso.
Good impression and original color. There are several tears, paper loss, and soil in the margins but the map itself is sound.